Brockholes Quarry - 27th June 2009

Weather hasn’t been too good today but we decided to head down to Brockholes this evening as Reece is playing rugby in Blackpool tomorrow, so no chance of getting out.
We pretty much stayed on the main pit apart from a brief excursion to the viewpoint overlooking the east end of no. 1 pit where we saw 3 Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, Rook, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Mute Swan, Coot and at leas 70+ Canada Geese.
Over on the main pit Reece spotted the Green Sandpiper that had been reported on the Brockholes forum earlier in the day plus 3 Teal (2 drake), Ringed Plover, 29 Black Headed Gulls, Coot, Heron, Lapwing, Moorhen, the usual Mallard, Reed Bunting and Magpie. I spotted a few warblers darting around the reeds on both pits but it was to dark and the sightings to brief to identify any of them. With the rain not seeming to want to stop and the light being poor we decided to head back early.

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